Get your caffeine fix at one of these unique Dubai cafes…

The Dubai cafe scene is constantly evolving, packed with brilliant breakfast joints, Instagrammable interiors, and boutique coffee roasters producing top-notch drops. But for those who are after a unique caffeine fix, we’ve rounded up three of the city’s quirkiest cafes, including a Dubai cat cafe, a cafe manned entirely by robots, and an Al Quoz warehouse that combines motorbikes and flat whites.

Ailuromania Cat Cafe

If you’re missing your beloved family pet, or simply looking for a wholesome way to destress, then the Middle East’s first ever cat cafe is bringing all the feline feels to Jumeirah 3. You’ll pay a small entry fee to the cafe, which includes a free drink. Pat the rescue cats while you sip your coffee or tea – who knows, you may even be tempted to give one their ‘forever home’.

Ailuromania Cat Cafe, 844 Jumeirah Rd, Jumeirah 3, Thu to Mon 11am to 10pm, Tue and Wed 111.30am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 321 6661. @ailuromaniacafe

Robo Cafe


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Having one of those days where you’re trying to avoid all human interaction with humans? Robo Cafe has got your back. Staffed entirely by AI-powered machines, this futuristic cafe at Dubai Festival City Mall will prepare your cup of joe, juice or snack, with zero need for small talk.

Robo Cafe, Dubai Festival City Mall, Sun to Thu 10am to 11pm, Fri & Sat 10am to midnight.

Cafe Rider

Flat whites and motorbikes combine in this Al Quoz warehouse. It’s the kind of place where you can call in for a coffee or a bag of freshly roasted beans, and walk out with a custom-made bike. The extensive coffee menu features filters, cold brews and espresso-based beverages, along with coffee cocktails, teas and an impressive menu that spans breakfast shakshouka, lunchtime salads and late-night burgers.

Cafe Rider, Warehouse 7, 14C St, Al Quoz, Sun to Wed 8am to 8pm, Thu to Sat 8am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 321 4411. @caferidercustom

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